NATURE

Prickly Poppies Are Blooming

They are commonly seen wildflowers in Nevada

Large white flowers with dark green foliage against a desert background
Prickly Poppies. Photo by Kim Zuch.

The Prickly Poppy’s large, white flowers stand out against the desert landscape. They bloom during the heat of the summer and they like sandy soil that drains well. The flowers photographed here were found in a series of sand dunes that line a shallow desert lake.

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Kim Zuch

Kim Zuch

I write about nature, birdwatching, the outdoors, and conservation issues. I like to share pictures and sometimes my dogs show up. Twitter: @kimclawson2